The Natural and the Cocoon star Wilford Brimley has passed away on Aug, 1st at 85. Lynda Bensky, Brimley’s manager, has confirmed that he had been on dialysis. Apart from that he had to take several medication since a very long time.
Brimley initially was a Utah Blacksmith who later turned to be a horse trainer. Afterwards, he decided to shift from stunts to acting and make a career in the film industry.
His career in Hollywood started in the late 1960s. Recently, Brimley had again become an internet sensation with his unique pronunciation of diabetes as “diabeetus”.
Brimley made a mark through films like Cocoon, The Natural,The Thing and Absence of Malice. He has played a gruff widower’s role in NBC’s “Our House”. He appeared in a remarkable supporting role in The China Syndrome in 1979.
He has also appeared in American Diabetes Association Association commercials and made people check their blood sugar level more often.
“Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust. He said what he meant and he meant what he said” Bensky said in a statement.
RIP Wilford Brimley – so many great performances, but I’ll never forget seeing him sing this surprisingly tender "It's Not Easy Being Green" https://t.co/xdvh9qGhMj
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 2, 2020
Comedian Stephen Colbert took to Twitter and said “RIP Wilford Brimley — so many great performances, but I’ll never forget seeing him sing this surprisingly tender ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green.”